Once the gloriously warm and sunny days of late Spring or Summer arrive, slowly we begin to show a little more skin to the rest of the world. First, the tee-shirts and shorts get pulled out of the drawer, followed by sandals. No one wants their skin to be the same color as Swiss cheese – we want to look healthy and vibrant.
Well, it’s wonderful to sport that sun-kissed glow, but here are a few facts that might make you re-think that coveted golden brown skin. For example:
- Did you know that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States?
- More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year.
Take heart though, because, unlike other forms of cancer, all skin cancers are highly treatable if found early.
You read that right… your skin is not only an organ, it’s the biggest organ in your body. Face it… your skin is everywhere! Regardless of your shape or size, your skin is huge. In fact, at this very moment, you’ve got about 19 million skin cells… per square inch … which equals about 20 feet of skin! And all those varied areas of skin all over your body can make it tough to care for, especially considering the fact that the skin in different areas of your body gets different types of exposures. That means that each area’s skin requires different types of care. Think about it. The skin on your face is vastly different from, say, the skin on your feet, isn’t it? Just one reason is because the skin on your face is constantly exposed to the world, whereas the skin on your feet isn’t. Another reason is because the skin on your feet gets a whole different kind of beating compared to that of your face. So what do you do to care for the various areas of skin located all over your body? Here are some tips from dermatologists about how to care for the many different types of skin your body contains.
Everyone loves the magic and allure of a winter wonderland, with its Christmas sparkle and rich, crystal beauty. But nobody loves what winter’s harsh winds and dry air can do to their skin. First, there are those harmful UV rays. Did you know they can age you faster than just about everything else? This is a fact, which is why you not only need sunscreen on those days you head out for a sunny day at the beach; you also need it through the winter to minimize the sun’s effects, especially for skin cancer prevention. Then there’s the cold. Those frosty winds whipping around your face and other skin surfaces can dry out your skin, leaving it rough and scaly. And, finally, because of all those frigid temps, you’re likely turning up the heat inside your home, which is like adding insult to injury on your poor skin cells. And there you have it… the perfect combination for turning soft, supple skin into a veritable alligator bag. Following are some tips from dermatologists in New Jersey on how to prevent sun damage to skin in winter.
Skin is a funny thing. We see it all day every day, but most of us probably don’t give our skin much thought most of the time (over and above those little signs of aging, that is). You see it every time you look in the mirror. You see it right in front of you all day long. In fact, your skin is probably one of the first things you see when you wake up in the morning.
But just how much do you really know about your skin? For instance, did you know that, like your heart, your liver, and your lungs, your skin is actually an organ? It’s true, but to be more precise, your skin just happens to be the largest organ in your body. And, besides being the human body’s largest organ, the skin has loads of other cool things going on, as it’s definitely one of the most fascinating organs in the body. Here are more fun facts about skin from top dermatologists in New Jersey that might just make you, well, jump out of your skin!
In the summer months, your skin is more likely to dry out and become unhealthy. It is also more susceptible to harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer. There are a few measures that you can take for skin cancer prevention, such as using a proper SPF protectant. It is suggested that when you will be in direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time that you should use an SPF 30 product or higher, this includes in makeup and lip gloss products as well. Continue reading
Dermatologist applying facial
Living a healthy lifestyle has a lot to do with what you eat and the types of exercises that you participate in. But it’s not limited to just these two ingredients. It is also important to keep the skin in good shape. The skin is the largest and most protective organ of the body. Many times, the condition of the skin can give a person some subtle clues about the rest of their health. Acne is a very common skin condition, one of the most common in the US. While hormones and stress can play major roles in how severe it becomes, there are a few changes that can be made to a skin care routine which can reduce its severity or eliminate it altogether. It is advisable in cases of severe acne, that a NJ skin specialist be consulted to help prevent scarring. Continue reading